SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Has a doctor or health professional ever advised you to do any of the following
to help lower or control your high blood pressure?

(Ever advised you to) change your eating habits?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,427 2,910 69.8 67.6-71.8 1,517 30.2 28.2-32.4
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 844 655 77.1 72.0-81.5 189 22.9 18.5-28.0
GENDER
Male 243 190 77.8 68.2-85.2 53 22.2 14.8-31.8
Female 601 465 76.6 70.9-81.4 136 23.4 18.6-29.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 835 649 76.9 71.8-81.3 186 23.1 18.7-28.2
AGE
18-34 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 179 141 81.1 71.1-88.2 38 18.9 11.8-28.9
55-64 236 188 77.7 67.3-85.5 48 22.3 14.5-32.7
65-74 194 154 82.4 74.3-88.3 40 17.6 11.7-25.7
75+ 132 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 180 131 75.5 65.6-83.3 49 24.5 16.7-34.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 310 251 79.5 71.1-86.0 59 20.5 14.0-28.9
Some Post-H.S. 197 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 155 117 74.1 62.9-82.8 38 25.9 17.2-37.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 203 167 85.3 77.6-90.7 36 14.7 9.3-22.4
$15,000- 24,999 192 150 78.5 68.3-86.1 42 21.5 13.9-31.7
$25,000- 34,999 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 349 278 79.9 71.8-86.1 71 20.1 13.9-28.2
No 489 373 75.4 68.7-81.1 116 24.6 18.9-31.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 100 79 85.7 75.8-92.0 21 14.3 8.0-24.2
Non-Veteran 744 576 75.9 70.3-80.7 168 24.1 19.3-29.7

Back to Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*.

*Asked only of those who report having high blood pressure

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 12SEP12.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook